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      04-07-2017, 02:28 PM   #1
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85k Miles - Oil Pan Leak & Rotors = Fix or Sell

Have a 2011 128i in very good condition. This year seems like repairs will be new rotors and oil pan leak. With 85k miles in the odometer, should I sell or fix?

Estimated cost: $1,500
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      04-07-2017, 07:32 PM   #2
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Some of the easiest repairs you can DIY... Parts aren't wildly expensive.

These are good talking points for a consumer that wants to bring down the price in knowing that he/she can fix it themselves.

I vote keep the car and take upon the opportunity to learn more about it. It's nothing you can't accomplish in a day.
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Sump off isn't fun on jack stands though.
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An oil pan leaking isn't very common repair, but a leaking oil filter housing(OFH where the oil filter cap housing meets the cylinder head) IS a very common leak area. Also a cracked valve cover can also cause an oil leak.

Oil leaks are hard to pin down. You really should wash the engine and then recheck. Some shops will use a UV dye to find the leaks(after washing the engine).

Brake rotors and pads are a normal maintenance item. Also tires. You got to pay to play.

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Have a 2011 128i in very good condition. This year seems like repairs will be new rotors and oil pan leak. With 85k miles in the odometer, should I sell or fix?

Estimated cost: $1,500
I'm sorry, but you're going to sell your car because of a potential $1500 repair bill?
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Have a 2011 128i in very good condition. This year seems like repairs will be new rotors and oil pan leak. With 85k miles in the odometer, should I sell or fix?

Estimated cost: $1,500
My ZHP had that problem. There are suspension parts that have to be lowered to change it. It cost me about $1100 but that included new oil and oil filter since they drain it. If you like the car, and it's in good condition otherwise, it's worth fixing. If you sell though, it's pretty easy to spot the leak and it will reduce the sale price somewhat. So it makes sense to fix it, enjoy it, then sell it when you are good and ready to replace it. The receipt showing the repair will be reassuring to the new buyer too.

If you have a MT M-sport with no NAV unicorn car, you must keep it! If it's got NAV, still keep it. If it's an automatic, loaded car, I would sell that. Those are very common.

Best wishes. Let us know what you decide.
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